Niner Nuggets- Week 8

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Charlotte finished the week 2-1, beating Radford on a walk-off run rule game on Tuesday and then splitting a rain shortened series with UTSA 1-1. That leaves the Niners at 6-4 after four weeks of Conference USA play.

We are a day late this week, but the Niners beat Winthrop 4-3 at the Hayes to start off Week 8 before hitting the road to Houston to take on Rice.

A look at the national rankings for teams of interest this week:

D1 Baseball– 6 South Carolina; 9 ECU; 13 UNC; 17 Coastal Carolina

Baseball America– 5 South Carolina; 9 ECU; 13 UNC; 18 Coastal Carolina

USA Today Coaches Poll– 5 South Carolina; 10 ECU; 13 UNC; 21 CCU; RV: DBU, UTSA, ODU

Charlotte has currently played the toughest schedule in Conference USA based on Strength of Schedule, where the Niners currently rank 19th in the country. The OOC SOS is at #5 in the country.

The RPI has CLT climbing to 66 this week, up 1 spot from last week. We use Warren Nolan as our source for RPI data and overall Conference USA is rated 6th with a record of 118-91 out of conference. Conference USA continues to have five teams in the RPI Top 100 (UTSA, DBU, CLT, FAU, Rice).

With 4 Conference USA play heating up we have switched things up a little bit this week. After 4 weeks of C-USA play here is where we stand in the conference with 4 weeks down, 6 weeks to go. We’ve added each team’s C-USA schedule and results to this point.

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